The Engagement and Economic Empowerment team works to empower residents through access to opportunities by promoting meaningful civic engagement, removing barriers to economic opportunities, and facilitating community partnerships. Our current programs and projects include: IGNITE Grant, South Bend Financial Empowerment, Linden Avenue Pop-Up Markets, Neighborhoods Consortium, Incremental Development, and the Neighborhood Toolkit.
OUR TEAM & PROGRAMS
2023 IGNITE Grant
2023 Linden Ave Pop-Up Market & Food Security!
- Meet Our Team!
- Learn about small-scale development in South Bend
- Learn about opportunities for online engagement
- Love Your Block
- Neighborhoods Consortium+Reports
- Financial Empowerment
- Neighborhood Toolkit Service signup
The Neighborhood IGNITE (Innovation Grants for Neighborhood Inspiration, Transformation, and Enhancement) Grant Program. The program can provide $10,000 grants to neighborhood associations to jumpstart projects that positively impact their community, with the goal of improving South Bend neighborhoods through innovative projects that spark community engagement and are led by neighborhood residents themselves.
227 West Jefferson Blvd.Suite 1400 SSouth Bend, Indiana 46601
9:00 am - 5:00pm